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WRC Workshops 2015

All WRC Workshops will be held in N420
Seats are Limited
Call 713-221-8670 to reserve your seat

Writing a Thesis

February 18, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
February 19, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

If you’ve ever struggled to write a thesis, this workshop is for you! We’ll introduce you step-by-step to the major parts of a thesis, and help you to learn how to tell the difference between a well-constructed thesis, and one that still needs some work.

Integrating Research in Your Writing

February 25, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
February 26, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

You’ve found the sources of information you want to use in your research paper. Now, it’s time to use that information in your own writing. But how can you do that clearly, and without plagiarizing? This workshop will show you!

Proper Comma and Semicolon Usage

March 4, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
March 5, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Do long sentences always need a comma? Is it true that commas go wherever you would normally take a breath? When should I use a comma, and when should I use a semicolon? This workshop will help answer these and other questions by showing you when and where to use commas and semicolons.


Citing Sources in MLA Style

March 11, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m
March 12, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Whether you’re new to MLA style or just looking for a refresher on the basics, this workshop will show you what information you’ll need to create an in-text citation and a Works Cited page, how to format it, and how to organize your citations in your written coursework.

Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

March 25, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
March 26, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Do you consistently see “S-V,” “Agreement,” or “Unclear antecedent” written on your papers? If so, this workshop will help you to improve your writing by showing you how to get your subjects to agree with your verbs and your pronouns to agree with your antecedents.

Citing Sources in Chicago Manual Style

April 1, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
April 2, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

From the basics of organizing and formatting your Bibliography page to the differences between citing in Author-Date style and citing in Note-Bibliography style, this workshop will show you what you need to know to successfully use in Chicago Manual style.

Designing and Delivering Presentations

April 15, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
April 16, 2015, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Speaking in front of an audience is an important skill, whether you hope to be a business executive, a teacher, or a chemical engineer. This workshop will help you to become a more effective presenter by showing you what the most successful presentations have in common.

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